This Cozy Tiny House Makes You Want to Move in Right Away!

Full tour of this tiny house cottage on ! It’s 24 feet long with a sleeping and , two heat sources, lots of natural light, and a cozy rustic design.

To learn more (and to rent!) this tiny house cottage in Quebec, Canada:

The owner, John, bought this tiny home from a couple who lived in it off-grid for 2 years while they built their permanent home. He made it more functional by adding plumbing (sinks, a and shower), and by switching it from solar to a 120 volt plug and play electrical system that is currently plugged into a sub panel (pony panel) from his main home.

The house weighs between 15,000 and 16,000 lbs, and measures 24′ x 8.6′ x 13.6′ on the outside. It’s insulated with Roxul in the floor, walls and ceiling, it has 2×4 framing, plywood sheathing, and cedar shakes on the outside. There is a Tyvek air barrier and a 6 mil super vapour barrier.

For heat, there is a small wood stove that is solid cast iron, and a wall mounted 1500 Watt electric heater.

For , the tiny house has freshwater piped in from the main house. To protect the line from freezing, John installed a product called a retro line. Here’s a link if you want to check it out:

From the website FAQ:

Q – Does the unit shut off when not required?
A – No. Retro-Line self-regulating heating cable systems increase heat output with cold but more importantly, decrease heat output with warmth. As a result, Heat-Line brand products are very energy efficient to operate, but do not completely shut off as they can only idle their output to a minimum amount. To completely shut off the system it must be unplugged or installed with a thermostat.

Because of the soil type and the proximity to the lake, a septic tank was not a viable option, so John has a 360 gallon insulated holding tank beneath the tiny house that needs to be pumped out a couple of times each year.

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle



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John & Jenn, tiny house owners


  1. I absolutely love this!! I’ll soon be ready to buy or build a tiny house and every inch of this 24′ X 8½’ home/cottage is perfect!!

  2. I have seen a lot of tiny houses, all beautiful and unique on it’s on way but this one is by far the best for me. The look, feel, rustic features, the placement on the property with the lake just behind it and the overall cozy feel. Wish I could spend some time there resting, reading or just enjoying the lake and nature. Well done!

  3. i really like how the living room is underneath the sleeping loft. that’s something you don’t always see but seems like it would feel really nice and open!

  4. Thanks for a great video. Here in the nordic countries small houses, and some that would easily classify as tiny as well are quite common as summerhouses/cottages. Although I like that people have started to consider living in small houses instead of their huge mcmansions, I also don’t understand the north american tiny house movement in a few ways, like often the houses are built on a trailer, which I understand is so it’s easily transported, but it also gives them all the same kinda narrow and in my view limiting look to them. Another thing is they often look very badly insulated or not insulated at all, and that combined with the woodstoves many seem to have installed is quite bad for environment. I don’t often see solar panels, windmills or heatexchangers either, which would be perfect for houses that small. People seem to limit themselves or don’t really think out of the box with these constructions which is a little sad I think.

  5. tiny space or small house, a home that fits the family needs without lot of dead space…efficient storage and ideal light and breeze is brilliant:)
    just keep what we need and too much…ideal home,ideal life!:) great video once again guys:)

  6. This is a beautiful cottage! And your presentation and attention to his details are worth mentioning! You really know how to guide us through a home. Thanks for a great tour.

  7. I like the open concept but it’s just too much wood for my tastes. Maybe if it had been offset with tile mosaic behind the fireplace and a different counter top.

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